Features: Focus


Look at the Kids

Fashion Editor Gloria Nicola
Photographed by
Nedjeljko Matura

From top: LIFESAVER OV 40, blue plastic round with saddle bridge and open round temple tips, from Morgenthal-Frederics Eyewear • Circle No. 208;  OLIVER PEOPLES 647, black plastic round, from Oliver Peoples • Circle No. 209; JEAN LEMPEREUR 1058, off-round plastic in leopard print with keyhole bridge and open paddle temple tips, from Europtik • Circle No. 204; REEDITION Jacaranda, round black plastic with metal bridge and temples, from Lafont • Circle No. 205 DONNA KARAN 8241, gunmetal preppie design with plastic temples, from Marchon Eyewear • Circle No. 207

Kids want to look just like Mom and Dad. Heard that before? Guess what? It also appears Mom and Dad want to look just like the kids. Blame it on the spell cast by Harry Potter, the best-selling children’s book series—also avidly read by grown ups. Whatever the reason, many adults are now sporting round and off-round versions of the young wizard’s circular eyeglasses—hopefully without the tape Potter uses to hold his glasses together.